Employees at Essex & Suffolk Water′s Customer Centre in Lowestoft are being encouraged to help the environment by making their journeys to work greener.

To coincide with Clean Air Day on Thursday 21 June, employees at Trinity House will be taking part in ‘Alternative Travel Week′ from 18 to 22 June, encouraging their colleagues to reduce the impact of their daily commute to work on the local environment.


The week of activity has been organised by the Trinity House Green Travel Group, which was established to ensure that employees are able to make environmentally-friendly choices for their journeys to and from work.


During the week refreshments will be provided to those who walk, cycle, car share or travel by any other way than driving solo. Everyone who travels green for more than half the week will be entered into a special prize draw.


On 21 June a member of Suffolk County Council′s travel plan team will be visiting Trinity House to talk to employees about Clean Air Day and other green initiatives.


Andrew Briggs from the Trinity House Green Group said: "We′re really excited to be having an Alternative Travel Week at Trinity House, and hopefully we′ll encourage lots of our colleagues to make more sustainable choices for their daily commutes. Making greener journeys is a great way to do your bit for the local environment and helps to keep our air clear."


There are a number of facilities at Trinity House designed to make it easier for staff to make green journeys, from cycle parking, showers, changing facilities and lockers to information on local public transport and cycling routes.


21 June is also ‘Suffolk Day′, a special day of activity celebrating all the wonderful things that Suffolk has to offer. Essex & Suffolk Water moved to their Trinity House offices in Lowestoft in 2014, and also has an operational site at the nearby Lound Water Treatment Works. The company has had a customer centre based in Lowestoft since the early 1990s.